Past Exhibitions at Kluge-Ruhe

Christian Thompson: We Bury Our Own

Christian Thompson, Desert Melon, 2012.

January 22 – May 19, 2013
In We Bury Our Own, leading contemporary Aboriginal Australian artist Christian Thompson (Bidjara) presented a new body of work that explored the spiritual repatriation of archival materials in the Pitt Rivers Museum at oxford. Thompson explains, “this is what art is able to do, perform a ‘spiritual repatriation’ rather than a physical one, fragment the historical narrative and traverse time and place to establish a new realm in the cosmos, set something free, allow it to embody the past and be intrinsically connected to the present…” Christian Thompson’s work is held in numerous public and private collections in Australia, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and the National Gallery of Victoria. His work was recently exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and the Aboriginal Art Museum in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is represented by Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi. To view a panorama of this exhibition, please click here. To see a video about this work in this exhibition, please click here.